Other Nuisance Animals
HOW TO USE TOMCAT® MOLE & GOPHER REPELLENT GRANULES
Learn how to apply mole & gopher repellent granules with a spreader to drive moles away from your lawn and garden.
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Learn about the anatomy, signs and habits of moles
A clue that you might have a mole problem in your lawn will look like raised, brown, grassless streaks which are created when moles tunnel below. The other thing to look for are "mole hills" which are seen above ground and are created when the mole pushes soil and debris to the surface.
To help prevent mole infestations you should limit the moles' food supply but controlling grubs in your lawn. Follow the recommendation in your Lawn Care Plan for applying Scotts GrubEx at the recommended time. It will help control grubs, which not only damage your lawn but are a main food source of moles.
Moles also like soft, damp earth, so avoid over-watering your lawn; simply follow the watering recommendations of the My Lawn app and the pro tips provided.
To find information on the full range of solutions, check out the Mole & Gopher product page or try the TOMCAT Prowler Solution Finder to determine the right trap for you:
Tomcat® Mole & Gopher Repellent Granules are a convenient, non-lethal way to remove moles, gophers, and other burrowing pests like voles and armadillos from your yard. It utilizes a proprietary formulation that emulsifies the active ingredient, castor oil, so that it can be easily mixed with water. This process, called “Ground Penetrating Technology” (GPT™) significantly improves the ability of the castor oil to mix with water and penetrate deep into the soil. Learn how to apply the repellent granules so you can start enjoying a mole and gopher free landscape.
How to Apply
For best results, moles and other burrowing animals should be moved away from undamaged areas of the yard by treating the lawn in stages working towards the boundaries of your yard. Before applying, locate active mole areas and runways to determine which way to push moles out of your yard.
Tomcat® Mole & Gopher Repellent Granules should be applied using a hand-held, broadcast, or drop spreader. The correct application rate is one pound of granules per one thousand square feet. Check the back of the bag for your correct spreader setting.
- Each day before you treat, poke holes into the mole tunnels every 4-6 feet and shake a small amount of Tomcat® Mole & Gopher Repellent Granules directly into the tunnel then close up the hole.
- If extremely heavy rainfall occurs right after application, it may be necessary to repeat the application. Highly infested areas may require additional applications.